BENEFITING: EARTH DAY TEXAS INCORPORATED
EVENT DATE: Apr 26, 2014
When’s the last time you climbed a tree? For many of us, it’s been awhile. And with the hustle and bustle of life in Dallas, we often forget just how important trees are to our community. They provide shade and recreation and help keep our environment clean and pristine.
Earth Day Texas is giving back to our green friends and taking fundraising to new heights with Charitree on April 26-27 at Fair Park.
To remind people of the fun and freedom of tree climbing, some of the participants will strap on a helmet and a harness and scale their way to the top of two historic live oak trees in Fair Park, starting Saturday, April 26. We’re keeping our participants under wraps for now, but you’ll be surprised by who you see up in those trees! Our first spoiler alert includes The Dallas Mavericks, Mavs Man!
"We are delighted to have Mavs Man strap on a helmet and participate in the Charitree event again this year, " said Mike Mattocks, Director of Corporate Sponsorships for the Mavs. "As part of the NBA’s Guard the Planet initiative, the Mavs worked with a tree care expert in the DFW area to develop the ‘Trees for Threes’ tree planting program, which has planted over 1,400 trees in Dallas area schools and parks. These trees are maintained and inspected by experts for three years to ensure their survival and a national accounting firm provides a large number of volunteers to get them planted. The Trees for Threes Program clearly shows the Mavs commitment to leave the world a better place for future generations.”
Help Mavs Man support our tree initiative!
- $25 will provide life-sustaining water for a recently planted tree.
- $100 will provide water-conserving material for a recently planted tree.
- $500 will plant a tree.
- $750 will plant and maintain a tree for three years.
- $1,000 will provide research for Historic and Indian Marker Trees.
- $5,000 will provide recognition and celebration of our Historic and Indian Marker Trees.
2. Climb a tree! Throughout Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, at Fair Park, all Earth Day Texas attendees over the age of 6 can sign up to climb the very same trees used for Charitree. All climbers will receive a brief training from professionals with Tree Climbers International before hitting the bark.